England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's

A superlative batting effort saw Virat Kohli surpass Steve Smith at the top of the ICC Test rankings

The visitors will be keen to level the series at Lord's as England are playing without their premier all-rounder Ben Stokes.

"There must be a clear plan on how to face the first 20-30 balls, and more often than not that plan does not involve aggression", said Kohli, who was extremely watchful against swing king James Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, at Edgbaston.

Will India reinforce their batting order by adding an extra batsman for the Lord's Test.

"He's very mature for a young man", said Root. Early Lunch has been taken.

The rain hasn't receded yet.

#Slight drizzle has delayed the toss.

Update: It's still raining at Lord's and the covers aren't going to be removed any time sooner.

In his 200 Test matches for his country, he scored 15,921 runs, averaging 53.78 and making 51 centuries in the process.

'But it's about backing it up now, looking for consistency in back-to-back games, and this is an opportunity to do that'. Just one of England's last 28 Test matches to have been played on home soil has ended in a draw (W18, L9); Joe Root's men have claimed victory in six of their last eight in England (L2).

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"It is not like I feel bad that I got runs and we couldn't get across the line", added Kohli, now the world's top-ranked batsman in both Test and one-day global cricket.

"He and AB de Villiers have got the best techniques, and AB de Villiers is not playing Test cricket so that makes him (Kohli) the stand-out player".

England captain Joe Root confirmed on Wednesday that Ollie Pope, a 20-year-old Surrey batsman, would make his Test debut in place of the dropped Dawid Malan.

However, Lord's has been a good hunting ground for India. He also made 18,426 runs in his 463 One-Day Internationals, with 49 hundreds. "If we tweak a few things here and there we should be on the right side of the result".

Two days before the game, there was a healthy amount of grass on the Lord's pitch. But even if they don't, the general expectation is that the pitch would turn out to be quite dry.

The conditions have prompted the Indian camp to rethink their bowling strategy and find a combination to go with. However, Arun hinted at playing another spinner at Lord's.

With Jasprit Bumrah ruled out, India are expected to retain the pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Shami.

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